I'm Michaela, also known by the aliases 'Kai' or 'Mickeyila'; a New Zealand based artist. I moved to New Zealand from England in 2012. I do freelance illustration and am passionate about animals and the female form; which are the main focus of my art.
Living in the Bay of Plenty is a huge inspiration for my creative and spiritual side. With so much beautiful New Zealand wildlife around me constantly it's hard to not be inspired. It's a place unlike I've ever been before, and I adore it.
I specialize in digital mediums, though I am competent with traditional as well. The subject areas that I specialize in are animal, fantasy and anthro/furry artwork, as well as the human form. My work ranges from being suitable for young audiences, up to adult erotica.
Whilst drawing is my main artistic outlet, I enjoy creating physical things with my hands, such as sewing, sculpting, crafting, jewellery making, you name it! I'm a bit of a jack of all trades really.
Digital Mediums [CLICK TO EXPAND]
experience in Digital software
Adobe Photoshop; 7, CS3, CS5, CS5, CC
Dragon Stop Motion
traditional mediums [CLICK TO EXPAND]
experience in TRADITIONAL PROCESSES
Fine line Pens
education [CLICK TO EXPAND]
KINGSTON UNIVERSITY, UK
Course: BA(Hons) Illustration & Animation
Qualification: Diploma of Higher Education: Illustration and Animation
UNIVERSITY OF THE CREATIVE ARTS, UK
Course: Art & Design Foundation
Qualification: BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
tools i use [CLICK TO EXPAND]
Tools of my trade
For my art I mostly use; photoshop CC, wacom intuosPRO tablet, promarkers, pens (biro, ball point and fineliners), colouring pencils, graphite pencils, watercolour and inks.